Riverbed to Acquire End User Experience Monitoring Provider Aternity

Riverbed Technology, which provides solutions for application performance, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aternity, a provider of end user experience and application performance monitoring solutions that monitors more than 1.7 million mobile, virtual and desktop workforce endpoints.

This acquisition follows Riverbed’s acquisition of SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) provider Ocedo in January 2016, which Riverbed says, enabled it to get to market faster with its application-defined SD-WAN solution SteelConnect in April.

According to Riverbed, Aternity will help expand the SteelCentral performance monitoring solutions and provide Riverbed customers and partners with a comprehensive visibility solution that spans network, application, and end user experience performance management.

As use of the mobile devices, virtual desktop environments, and the cloud increases, the ability to manage end user experience has become both more important and complex for IT organizations, said Jerry M. Kennelly, Riverbed chairman and CEO.

Aternity’s technology helps enterprises see the entire user experience for any application running on any device - physical, virtual and mobile - providing a user-centric, application performance experience vantage point that supports proactive IT management capabilities, reducing business disruptions and increasing workforce productivity.

The acquisition, said Kennelly, complements Riverbed’s SteelCentral solutions and will help to provide organizations with a more complete view across networks, applications and end users in one solution.

Financial terms of the acquisition of Aternity, which is expected to close in August 2016, were not disclosed.

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